Leucicorus Garman, 1899

Schwarzhans, Werner W., Nielsen, Jørgen G. & Mundy, Bruce C., 2022, Revision of the circumglobal deep-sea genus Leucicorus (Teleostei, Ophidiidae) with two new species, Zootaxa 5100 (4), pp. 541-558 : 542

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5100.4.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:8DD15BEE-86E0-4DD8-AC05-6C76A993508C

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6314891

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Leucicorus Garman, 1899
status

 

Leucicorus Garman, 1899

Leucicorus Garman, 1899: 146

(type species by monotypy Leucicorus lusciosus Garman, 1899 ).

Leucicorus: Nielsen 1974: 348 ; Nielsen 1975: 106; Nielsen et al. 1999: 73.

Diagnosis. Elongate ophidiid with tapering tail. Scales on body, present or reduced on head. Median fins confluent. Pelvic fins with two rays in each. Mouth terminal. Infraorbital bones fragile and much expanded, almost covering maxillaries. Orbit large, equal in length to snout. Eye large, bulged, eye lens degenerated, except large in L. lentibus n. sp. Infraorbital, supraorbital and preopercular head canals extremely widened, covered with skin (when preserved), containing small pores. Opercular spine pointed, but weak. Posttemporal with a posterior, flap-like extension reaching beyond the opercle, bearing posterior part of supraorbital canal. Anterior nostril midway between upper lip and posterior nostril. Teeth small and pointed in irregular rows. No fangs. A single median basibranchial tooth-plate. 17–22 long gill rakers.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Ophidiiformes

Family

Ophidiidae

Loc

Leucicorus Garman, 1899

Schwarzhans, Werner W., Nielsen, Jørgen G. & Mundy, Bruce C. 2022
2022
Loc

Leucicorus: Nielsen 1974: 348

Nielsen, J. G. & Cohen, D. M. & Markle, D. F. & Robins, C. R. 1999: 73
Nielsen, J. G. 1975: 106
Nielsen, J. G. 1974: 348
1974
Loc

Leucicorus

Garman, S. 1899: 146
1899